Compared to bibingka, the puto bumbong is the Christmas staple that doesn’t get as many creative twists—there’s nothing much besides puto bumbong cake and puto bumbong ice cream. But as we inch closer toward Christmas, there’s one more puto bumbong-inspired treat for you to try: Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli’s new Filled Tikoy Bumbong.
Eng Bee Tin’s Filled Tikoy Bumbong is the newest item being offered by the Chinese deli, just in time for the Christmas season. Instead of the steamed purple rice cake, this new item features a purple-hued tikoy that’s stuffed with your choice of sweet custard or ube halaya.
What makes this similar to puto bumbong is not just its purple color, but the toppings as well! Just like its most classic form, this tikoy is best served with a slather of margarine, sugar, and desiccated coconut.
If you’re keeping this in the refrigerator, it’s best to microwave it for 20 seconds or steam it for 3-5 minutes. This is so that when you slice this tikoy, the custard filling or ube halaya filling softens and oozes out of the tikoy!
How to order? The Filled Tikoy Puto Bumbong costs P120 (Custard or Ube Halaya) and is available for delivery via Ube Delivery.